Expression of Interest - Construction Manager

Alexandria, Virginia, United States | Full-time


Planate Management Group is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, USA with a technical support center in the Philippines that provides program management and facilities engineering services worldwide. Planate is a small business provider of planning, design, infrastructure management, technical consulting, engineering, and construction management services in support of the US Department of Defense (DOD) and its Service missions (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps), along with other US federal agencies.

The Construction Manager is responsible for providing construction oversight and management to assure compliance with contractual requirements. Will also provide documentation and monitoring of the contractor’s technical compliance and progress relative to assigned contracts/orders.

 Key responsibilities:

  • Oversee and direct construction projects from conception to completion
  • Review pre-final contract drawings and specifications (including technical RFPs) with respect to constructability and compatibility with actual field conditions
  • Review the project in-depth to schedule deliverables and estimate costs
  • Oversee all onsite and offsite constructions to monitor compliance with building and safety regulations
  • Coordinate and direct construction workers and subcontractors
  • Select tools, materials and equipment and track inventory
  • Meet contractual conditions of performance
  • Review the work progress on daily basis
  • Review of contractor administrative submittals
  • Prepare internal and external reports pertaining to job status
  • Plan ahead to prevent problems and resolve any emerging ones
  • Negotiate terms of agreements, draft contracts and obtain permits and licenses
  • Participate in pre-award contract meetings, such as Functional Analysis Concept Development (FACDs) meetings and constructability reviews
  • Coordinate post-award contract meetings, such as post-award kickoff meetings, preconstruction conferences, partnering meetings, schedule acceptance meeting, design review meetings, turn-over meetings and final inspections
  • Analyze, manage and mitigate risks
  • Ensure quality construction standards and the use of proper construction techniques
  • Visit construction sites to monitor progress and solicit input from the Engineering Technician/Quality Assurance (ET/QA) representatives, review CQC reports and attend QC meetings. Recommend necessary action to assure contractor’s quality control program is provided in accordance with the contract requirements and that three phases of quality control are being utilized
  • Identifying the need for a modification to scope, cost and/or schedule based on collaboration with the construction contractor, designer and/or other entities
  • Prepare or coordinate the preparation of sketches and drawings in support of negotiations and issuance of the modification
  • Provide technical support for claims/disputes/terminations processing, negotiation and resolution
  • Review and recommend approval of contractors' schedules of prices as the basis for payments and subsequent invoices
  • Provide recommendations for retainage and/or withholding, as required
  • Perform other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

 Qualifications to be successful in the role:

  • Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or Engineering Technology from a four-year accredited Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) university or an architecture degree from a National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited university
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience as a Construction Manager, Project Manager, Field Engineer or Quality Control Manager (QCM) on commercial, industrial, healthcare, federal type facilities
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) / Registered Architect (RA) is highly desirable, but not required
  • Advanced knowledge of construction management processes means and methods
  • Expert knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations and quality standards
  • Understanding of all facets of the construction process
  • Familiarity with construction management software packages
  • Ability to plan and see the “big picture”
  • Competent in conflict and crisis management
  • Leadership and human resources management skills
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Proven working experience in construction management
  • Open to travel and to relocate
  • Excellent oral and written communication and skills.

Why Planate?

Planate Management Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Joining the Planate team opens you to an experience working for a Global company where you are among a team that is considered a premier trusted partner for planning, design, engineering, asset management, and professional service solutions anytime, anywhere.  We Take Care of Our Own; Personally and Professionally, Up and Down The Line.  

We’d love for you to be a part of our Global workforce, helping us serve as an effective and integrated partner to advance every client's mission!